ULaval to create computing cluster focused on AI research

Université Laval will create a computing cluster for AI research in order to ensure Canadian researchers and industry stakeholders have access to the computing power they need for their work. The initiative has received pledges of $9.6M through the Government of Canada’s Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy (PCAIS) and $6.4M from the Government of Quebec. The investment will enable ULaval to acquire the computing infrastructure it needs to host the Pan-Canadian AI Compute Environment platform. The platform will be developed in collaboration with Mila – Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute, the Digital Research Alliance of Canada, and Calcul Québec.